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Punch-Drunk Love Reviews

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March 22, 2017
Paul Thomas Anderson has done the impossible; he has written a romantic leading role for Adam Sandler that functions well on a dramatic level.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 16, 2017
Perhaps overshadowed by Anderson's other more ostensibly serious work, Punch-Drunk Love nevertheless represents both a highlight for the director and for its star.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 13, 2017
... weird in all the best ways, a film of unexpected bounces and unusual shadings.
December 28, 2010
Odd romantic journey for adults and older teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 28, 2009
While certainly sweet, Love is more compelling as a veiled threat, with Anderson jerking the audience around, wielding abrasive characters and hostile situations in a manner I've come to adore.
Full Review | Original Score: A
April 29, 2009
One of the best and most poignant films of 2002...
January 3, 2008
...Punch-Drunk Love is (and always will be) the crowning achievement within Anderson's filmography.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 7, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 1, 2007
It's a romantic comedy on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
June 21, 2007
Watson is simply radiant with her goofy and beautiful smile, while Sandler's psychotic nice-guy schtick makes for some really great moments.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 4, 2006
Paul Thomas Anderson used Sandler for a very specific purpose -to convey a sense of tough-luck awkwardness and smile-masking-frown frustration, and it worked perfectly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 6, 2005
Anderson is simply punch-drunk on the possibilities of cinema, and sophisticated film lovers will be more than willing to go wherever he goes -- yes, even to an Adam Sandler movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 30, 2005
What really makes this movie so special, apart from the revelation that Adam Sandler can act, is the direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 15, 2005
Punch-drunk Love reminds me of why I go to movies in the first place. To be challenged, surprised, transported, inspired, and exhilarated.
Read More | Original Score: A
February 1, 2004
The elements of tragedy aren't life and death issues in this movie, and Anderson's film wisely contains itself to the microcosm of this one man's beleaguered existence.
December 1, 2003
Unlike any romantic comedy this year, with a vision so wondrously off-kilter that you'll be swept off your feet by it, even if you don't fall in love at first sight.
November 23, 2003
No cumple con todas las expectativas, pero sigue siendo uno de los directores más originales y talentosos que el cine norteamericano tiene para ofrecer.
July 27, 2003
A love-letter to the golden age of film, Anderson's opus is the equivalent of a jubilant Technicolor MGM romantic musical, except without the requisite singing and dancing and crossed with a stark cynicism that is Sandler's hallmark.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 27, 2003
Punch Drunk Love feels like a movie Billy Wilder would make if he were he hitting his stride today and able to include liberal, but appropriate, profanity.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/4
May 15, 2003
Sandler pode até não se revelar um ator versátil, já que repete o mesmo tipo de seus trabalhos anteriores, mas dificilmente algum outro intérprete poderia preencher este filme como ele.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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